Dates:
Nov 1, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021

Levels: Advanced, Master,
Workshop Fee: $850
Class Size: 10 (max)

We will conduct this class live, online, on Zoom both as a group and for individual meetings.
Class meets Nov 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, 12th Times: 10AM – 1PM.   and 2PM – 5PM ET.
Morning sessions as a group, afternoons reserved for 1:1

This workshop is for the photographer with a completed or on-going visual project who wishes to take their work from a collection of images to a complete and compelling visual narrative. During an instructive and collaborative two week period we will examine the elements of visual storytelling to offer you a clear, step-by-step approach to refining your pitching and storytelling skills, the organization of your project images, and editing and sequencing your photographs for various platforms.

Sarah and Bill bring years of experience in managing and presenting long-form visual narratives, and together they will set you on a path toward achieving your project’s goals. In a fun, inspirational environment you will see presentations by the instructors, complete editing exercises and then concentrate on organizing and editing your own projects learning from each other’s solutions and successes.

This class is not about creating new images but about taking your visual projects to the next level. Join us.

All Images Courtesy of Bill Marr & Sarah Leen

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Instructor: Sarah Leen

In 2013 Sarah Leen became the first female Director of Photography at National Geographic Partners. In late 2019 she founded the Visual Thinking Collective, a community for independent women photo editors, creative directors, teachers and curators dedicated to visual storytelling. For nearly 20 years she worked as a freelance photographer for the National Geographic magazine until 2004 when she joined the staff as a Senior Photo Editor. Leen currently works with individual photographers and agencies consulting and editing projects and books including the America, Again project by the VII Photo, the 2020 FotoEvidence and World Press Photo Book Award winner HABIBI by Antonio Faccilongo and Anders Wo by Petra Barth. Leen mentors individual photographers and teaches photography and photo editing workshops at the Missouri Photo Workshops, Maine Media Workshops, the Eddie Adams Workshop, Santa Fe Photo Workshops, and at the PhotoLux Festival in Lucca, Italy. 

Instructor: Bill Marr

William Marr’s 40-year photography career reflects a dedication to visual content and its presentation in newspapers, books, exhibits, and magazines. His path has taken him from the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked in the 1980s, to National Geographic magazine, where as Creative Director for ten years he led the magazine’s transition into the digital space with an award-winning iPad app. Most recently, Bill served as Director of Photography for The Nature Conservancy. As freelance editor and designer, he has created annual reports, corporate collateral, books, and photo exhibits.